Here are some helpful links and information for assisting refugees and immigrants, compiled by librarians from, ALA Thinktank.
The Berwyn Public Library does not endorse these organizations. They are listed for informational purposes only.
National Organizations Who Help Immigrants and Refugees:
Human Rights Watch Defends the rights of people worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice.
ACLU For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies Protects the fundamental human rights of women, children, LGBTQ individuals, and others who flee persecution, combining sophisticated legal strategies with policy advocacy and human rights interventions to advance protections for refugees.
RAICES (The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to under served immigrant children, families and refugees in Central and South Texas. RAICES is the largest immigration non-profit in Texas with offices in Austin, Corpus, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.
National Immigrant Justice Center The latest information about the Dreamers and DACA.
Smaller Organizations Who Work Directly With Separated and Refugee Families:
Annunciation House Has served the migrant, homeless, and economically vulnerable people of the border since 1978.
Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee: Are committed to organize, educate, and act for more humane policies, practices, and public opinion in solidarity with detained refugees. Dedicated to nurturing a safe and welcoming community for all, regardless of borders.
Las Américas Immigrant Advocacy Center Envisions a country where all immigrants have access to high quality legal representation based on the principle of justice and human rights.
ALDEA: The People’s Justice Center Works to provide a holistic approach to meeting the multi-faceted needs of the immigrant community members through legal, social, educational, and medical services.
Phone Numbers of Elected Officials:
DOJ Comment Line: (202)353-1555
Chief of Staff, John Kelly – 202-456-1414
Attorney General, Jeff Sessions – 202-353-1555
DHS Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen – 202-282-8495
Acting ICE Director, Thomas Homan – 1-866-DHS-2-ICE
HHS Secretary, Alex Azar – 202-690-7000
Acting Assistant ACF Secretary, Steven Wagner – 1-877-696-6775
ORR Director, Scott Lloyd -202.401.9246